Award-winning device removes surgical smoke

Biomedical engineering students won the 2014 Joel Bert award for their design of an ergonomic electrosurgery smoke evacuator that clears 95 per cent of surgical smoke in operating rooms. The device was designed by Navid Shirza, Jacqueline Soicher, Quan Guo and Chao Jin, members of the Engineers in Scrubs biomedical engineering graduate program at UBC. For more, click here.